UK Liberty

Hmm, who to believe?

Posted in ID Cards, politicians on liberty by ukliberty on February 19, 2009

home office minister Meg Hillier said that home secretary Jacqui Smith had visited Manchester last month and found trade unions “very supportive of the scheme”.

But Unite, the union that represents airside workers at Manchester Airport, said there had been no change of position and that members were still not in favour of carrying cards.

“We are fundamentally opposed to the scheme but are engaging with government on an 18-month evaluation phase while continuing to raise concerns on behalf of members,” said a spokesman.



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